The Bears on Saturday signed linebacker Matt Adams to a one-year contract.
Adams, 26, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Colts, contributing primarily on special teams. The 6-0, 229-pounder is familiar with Bears coach Matt Eberflus, who served as Indianapolis' defensive coordinator the past four years.
"We love Matt's energy and play style," said general manager Ryan Poles. "We look forward to seeing him compete on special teas, as well as at the linebacker position. We would like to thank Graylan Crain from SSG for helping bring him to Chicago."
Selected by the Colts in the seventh round of the 2018 draft out of Houston, Adams played in 58 games with nine starts, registering 55 tackles and six tackles-for-loss.
All nine of his career starts came in his first two seasons. Last year he appeared in all 17 games, all as a reserve, playing just one snap on defense.